Caledonia Works

Location type

Works

Name and dates

Caledonia Works (1847-1990)

Served by the Andrew Barclay and Sons.

Description

This was a locomotive works on the south side of West Langlands Street in Kilmarnock. The works was established by Andrew Barclay and rebuilt several times.

The two storey red block on West Langlands Street dates from 1906. Other older parts of the works also stand, although completely rebuilt internally, on West Langlands Street, North Hamilton Street and Park Street. An overhead crane stands as a memorial in what is now a car park.

The works was relocated to the north side of West Langlands Street (Wabtec Rail Scotland Works) to occupy the site of the former Kilmarnock Goods yard in 1990.

The works specialised in industrial steam locomotives, fireless locomotives and ultimately diesel locomotives.

Tags

Locomotive works locomotive manufacturer locomotive builder

Aliases

Barclay Works

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
07/11/2019

Facilities

Listing: B




Nearby stations
Kilmarnock [1st]
Kilmarnock
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Stewarton
Galston
Wabtec Rail Scotland Works
Kilmarnock Junction
Kilmarnock Engine Shed [1st]
Kilmarnock Power Box
Grange Signal Box [Kilmarnock]
Kilmarnock Shed [3rd]
Kilmarnock Workshops
J. Walker Kilmarnock
Kilmarnock Joint Goods
Kilmarnock Carriage Shed
Kilmarnock Engine Shed [2nd]
Bonnyton Junction
Kilmarnock Joint Shed
Grange Colliery No 2 Pit
Tourist/other
Caledonia Works Level Crossing
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


A locomotive builder^s hobby


A double dormer window at the top of the oldest building, on the corner of West Langlands Street and North Hamilton Street, may be Andrew Barclay^s observatory. Windows face north and south.